Gunmen Assassinate Nigerian Army General, Abduct Wife:
The former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, has been assassinated in Abuja.
It was gathered that the military officer was killed on Thursday night in the Abaji area.
A further report revealed that the gunmen also abducted his wife.
A source close to the family that spoke with Daily Post disclosed that the couple were coming from Okene when they were attacked.
“They opened fire on his vehicle, he died. The driver pretended to be dead from the wound he sustained, so they took the wife away”, the informant said.
The Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya recently appointed Ahmed a Director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
We have accomplished our mission: Senate President Lawan
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan congratulated senator on Thursday after considering the votes and proceedings on Thursday’s plenary, declaring that the Senate has accomplished the goal it set for the day.
Mr Lawan then announced the adjournment of the Senate until September 14 for its annual summer recess.
He congratulated the senators for devoting and sacrificing so much time towards achieving their goals.
“You will all recall that at the beginning of the ninth senate, we resolved to have a legislative agenda and in our legislative agenda, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and the amendment of the Electoral Act 2010 were very key, central and pillars of what we set for ourselves to do,” Mr Lawan said.
Akwa Ibom Assembly approves Gov. Emmanuel’s N7 billion loan request
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, on Thursday, July 15, 2021, approved N7billion loan request by the Governor, Udom Emmanuel.
The governor had earlier in two separate messages to the House requested for authority to obtain N2billion for the CBN Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme and N5billion for the development of Housing Estates in the State.
He said the CBN Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme would boost the cultivation of cocoa, coconut and maize in the state.
Abia: Ikpeazu launches Social Identity Number Scheme
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has officially launched the Abia State Social Identity Number and also enrolled in the scheme.
Speaking at the official launch of the scheme at the Governor’s Lodge, Aba, Ikpeazu said the importance of data in governance and administration cannot be over-emphasized.
He said the Abia State Social Identity Number will help the government in planning, addressing unemployment issues in the State, demographic distribution of infrastructure and resources among others adding that, it will become a pass that will guide relationships between citizens and government.